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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Description: Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this...
Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was established by King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. in homage to his mother.
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Historical and Emotional Visit to Temples

This was the true reason for traveling to Ayutthaya, and well worth the trip! I have had a lifelong dream of visiting these temples in particular, and they did not disappoint.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was the true reason for traveling to Ayutthaya, and well worth the trip! I have had a lifelong dream of visiting these temples in particular, and they did not disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I took a bike ride to this ruin across the river. It was well worth the trek even in the blazing July heat! If you are a history buff you will love this site. It's location by the river makes it serene! Try going in the early morning of just before closing if you want to avoid the heat.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Wat Chaiwattamarm was built in 1630 and is one of the best preserved wats in Ayutthaya. There are efforts underway to preserve this temple after it was flooded in 2011. Happy to know that the US Embassy is helping in this effort. In its time, it must have been a beautiful place covered in white plaster. There are eight stupa... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I felt so lucky to have been able to visit such a wonderfully historic place. It is impossible not to feel spiritual here. The ancient architecture is amazing. The oldest capital of Thailand .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are taking the boat tour in the evening around Ayutthaya you will stop here, but be prepared for the entrance fee. Beautiful sunset photo opportunity.

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Penang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I went there early in the morning and no people around. It's good time to walk around and take nice photos. The architecture of the wat is amazing. Worth to visit!

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Bangkok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Breathtaking, and in my opinion the most visit worthy temple in Ayutthaya. Well worth the day trip up from Bangkok. I saw this during a sunset boat trip which I paid 200 baht for and it was definitely worth it. Highly recommended - do not miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The scale and beauty of this complex is just amazing. Must-see, just an hour north of Bangkok. Great photo opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Amazing construction! I advise to go early morning to take nice photos and there wont be people around. Read a book before getting there to understand better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

All the comments have already said how marvellous it is. What I cam add is you may read Ayutthaya history before visiting the Historical Park. It will make you appreciate the environment more.

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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Ayutthaya Province  >  Ayutthaya

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